1 Oct 2009

Morlockwing Pt13: Pro-Create Greaves and Rivets

Things are coming along nicely. I expect to have this ten done by the end of the weekend, hopefully, then I'm past the half-way mark. I haven't been able to do anything about the shoulderpads or colars yet because I got IDed for new hobby knife blades... ho hum. I swear I used to get IDed less when I was UNDER 18...

So, pictures:

These are the squads as they stand this morning. I added the straps and groin plates last night (except for the first Honour Guard - I still had some work to do on him. I'm waiting until tonight to start bending the strips to give them a bit of life. I'll probably have to remove them from the bases for that.

Close-up of the HG. I'm quite happy with the right-hand greave (only a tiny bit of cleaning to do on the edge) but am not so pleased with the left one. The second tooth in on the cog pattern fell off this morning, so I had to re-stick it and will have to file that down tonight.

And a close-up of the rivets, done using Ithmaril's method. They need some cleaning up around the bases. I'm thinking I drilled a bit too deep into the sprue, but I think that problem can be solved when I reshape the stamp to reduce the amount of material left over around the rivet's base.

So, a list of what's left to do:

  • Stick the remaining set of straps and groin plate to the remaining Honour Guard and bend all of them

  • Go rivet-crazy on the lot of them

  • Cut 100 strips and 100 "buckles" for the shoulder straps *groan*

  • Finish the shoulderpads and collars

  • A bit of putty work on the reaper's autocannons

So there's light at the end of the tunnel... :D

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